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sleigh1

[sley] /sleɪ/
noun
1.
a light vehicle on runners, usually open and generally horse-drawn, used especially for transporting persons over snow or ice.
2.
a sled.
verb (used without object)
3.
to travel or ride in a sleigh.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700, Americanism; < Dutch slee, variant of slede sled; cf. slide
Related forms
sleigher, noun

sleigh2

[sley] /sleɪ/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.
sley.
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British Dictionary definitions for sleighs

sleigh

/sleɪ/
noun
1.
another name for sledge1 (sense 1)
verb
2.
(intransitive) to travel by sleigh
Derived Forms
sleigher, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Dutch slee, variant of sledesledge1
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Word Origin and History for sleighs

sleigh

n.

"vehicle mounted on runners for use on ice and snow," 1703, American and Canadian English, from Dutch slee, shortened from slede (see sled (n.)). As a verb from 1728. Related: Sleighing. Sleigh-ride is first recorded 1770; sleigh-bells is from c.1780; they originally were used to give warning of the approach of a sleigh.

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